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  • Mormon prophet and president dead at 97

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 27, 2008 | 11:35 pm

    Gordon B. Hinckley, the 97-year-old president and prophet of the Mormon church, died earlier today. From the NY Times:

    “He’s been the face of the church, not only for church members, but more than any other president, to the world at large,” said Richard Lyman Bushman,... read on

  • The decaying urban church

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 27, 2008 | 10:43 pm

    The New York Times paints a familiar portrait of an ailing church that was once a Jewish center:

    She and the other members worship on the Sabbath, filling the church each Saturday, where they are flanked by rich-hued stained glass windows depicting the Israelites’ flight from... read on

  • The curse of context

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 27, 2008 | 2:16 pm

    Nathan Gibbs has a sad story on his blog about the death of his childhood friend, Benson Krause, and a remembrance of the music they made together. Their band, “The Third Half,” included many of the guys I grew up a few years behind, and Nathan’s post recalls an infamous moment at... read on

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  • Muslim piety and race policy collide *

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 25, 2008 | 12:20 pm

    Juashaunna Kelly, a Theodore Roosevelt High School senior who has the fastest mile and two-mile times of any girls’ runner in the District this winter, was disqualified from Saturday’s Montgomery Invitational indoor track and field meet after officials said her Muslim clothing... read on

  • ‘Hitler Suite’ a popular pick in Belgrade

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 25, 2008 | 9:10 am

    That’s not the Westin LAX. It’s the Mr. President in Belgrade. And it’s sickening.

    As a member of the Design Hotel chain, Mr. President boasts many luxurious suites. The most luxurious, on the seventh floor, comes complete with a portrait of former communist leader Josip Broz Tito,... read on

  • He may be no philo-Semite, but he’s not Hamas

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 24, 2008 | 1:50 pm

    Rob Eshman, in this week’s column, argues that it is better to deal with the bad—i.e. those who don’t agree with Jews on a reasonable peace plan—than the ugly—i.e. those who don’t even recognize Israel. I’ve got to say I agree.

    For the past couple of weeks, the Boston-based pro-Israel... read on

  • Hillary and evangelicals: ‘The Antichrist is here’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 23, 2008 | 4:30 pm


    As you know, Hillary Clinton has been talking a lot about her lifelong commitment to the Methodist church, a part of the Godtalk game that I spoke with Georgetown associate professor Jacques Berlinerblau about today. (He’s got a knew book out called “Thumpin’ It.”)

    “In Hillary’s... read on

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